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Cryptonym: LIMEW

Definition:
George Munro, aka Jeremy Benadum, an ex-FBI agent, and one of Mexico City CIA station chief Win Scott's chief lieutenants. Munro helped run the LITEMPO program.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10095-10326: LISTING OF TRAFFIC REMOVED FROM C/WHD FILES DURING WATERGATE FILE SEARCH

These documents showsthat FBI Director Gray cited LIMEW by his actual name (redacted here) during his Senate testimony of August 1973.

Book 9 of Presidential Campaign Activities of 1972, Watergate and Related Activities, Phase I: Watergate Investigation Current Section: Gray, L. Patrick, III, former Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, accompanied by Stephen H. Sachs, counsel, p. 3456.

George Munro was one of the only two men in Mexico cited by Gray in his August 1973 testimony discussed above. Gray specifically mentioned that Munro was a CIA officer in Mexico. Gray's testimony was about the Mexican checks issued by the Finance Committee to Re-elect the President, used in connection with the sequentially numbered $100 bills the Watergate burglars had in their possession at the time of their capture. See: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=145092&search=bills_AND+GRAY#relPageId=120&tab=page

104-10168-10074: CABLE: RE REF C STATION MEXI AFTER REPORTS FROM LIELEGANT AND LIMEW GOBERNACION CONTACT 2 SEPT BELIEVES REMARKS ATTRIBUTED TELLO NOT TRUE

This 9/4/60 teletype makes it clear that LIMEW was a Mexican CIA operative.

Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA, pg 91

George Munro, an ex-FBI agent, was one of Mexico City CIA station chief Win Scott's lieutenants. He helped run the LITEMPO program. LITEMPO is defined at the MFF site as an unofficial liaison between the US and Mexican governments. In the book, Munro's pseudonym is identified as "Jeremy K. Benadum".

104-10224-10009: ASSESSMENT OF CAREER AGENT, JEREMY K. BENADUM

"Benadum" is described as a member of "WH Division". This is unlike the other members of the Mexico City station - whose profiles describe them as Division D. He is described as highly experienced, and a permanent resident who is about to obtain immigrado status with all the rights of a citizen except voting. Thus, he is deep cover and in place indefinitely. His strengths are in foreign intelligence and operational support. He maintains "unofficial liaison between the Station and a Mexican ministry".

104-10175-10330: CABLE: JEREMY K BENADUM (P) REPORTED 14 NOV AMUPAS-1 DEPORTED FROM

11/15/61 priority cable from Mexico City to Director: "Jeremy K. Benadum reported 14 Nov AMUPAS-1 deported from Guat with Achilles Centeno Perez, naturalized Guat of Nic birth, taken border 9 Nov by Arnulfo Gonzalez, Chief Guat Judicial Police...Mexi authorities would not accept the two deportees. Guats received permission shop Tapachula, where they left AMUPAS-1 and Centeno with warning they to be killed if they ever enter Guat again. Four Guats were arrested by Mexi authorities for leaving them Mexi."

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Peter Dale Scott • Bill Simpich

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